Adrian Gray worked in several schools before becoming a HMI. He held senior national posts at Ofsted and in the European school inspection co-ordinating organisation. His roles included leading on school inspection guidance, writing a number of influential survey reports and evaluating the inspection work of Ofsted across several frameworks. He has also written the standard book on school inspection and evaluation in Europe.
Adrian now works as a consultant for schools, local authorities and academy trusts. He has worked extensively with school leaders improving processes such as self-evaluation and development planning including the use of online methods. He has also led training for several teaching school alliances and helped set up a new, large trust.
Adrian also supports subject leaders with curriculum development in schools, including work on teaching pupils about where words come from and developing the local context.